The girlfriend of Stephen Paddock, the mass murderer who killed 58 from his hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in October, tried to evade detection before her boyfriend was publicly named as the shooter.
“Ms. Danley was fully aware of Mr. Paddock’s involvement in the attack and took steps to conceal her relationship to Paddock by locking down and later deleting her Facebook account in the immediate minutes and hours following the attack and prior to Stephen Paddock being publicly named as an assailant,” says an intelligence report obtained by Big League Politics.
Danley changed her Facebook privacy settings at 12:03 a.m. on October 2. At 2:46 a.m., Danley deleted her Facebook account altogether. It wasn’t until 3:30 a.m. that police arevealed Stephen Paddock’s name to the public.
This bombshell revelation contradicts the official Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) that Danley was unaware of Paddock’s nefarious activities.
This information is confirmed in unsealed court documents pertaining to warrants obtained by police.
But Danley’s other suspicious ties to the shooting have been publicly reported.
Her fingerprints were on the ammunition used by Paddock. She told authorities that she sometimes helped Paddock load magazines, and that purchasing firearms was a recently onset hobby of Paddock, which he took up less than a year before the massacre. Danley’s casino players’ card was found in Paddock’s room, and he used her account to purchase the two suites in the Mandalay Bay, rooms 32134 and 32135. He occupied 32135 during the massacre.
Danley was reportedly in the Philippines, her country of origin, during the attack. She arrived there on September 15 and took a three-day trip to Hong Kong, returning to the Philippines September 22. Paddock wired her $100,000 before the shooting, while she was abroad.
“She didn’t even know that she was going to the Philippines, until Steve said ‘Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines,'” one of Danley’s sisters told Australia’s NBC affiliate, Channel 7. “She was sent away so that she will not be there to interfere with what he’s planning.”
Danley returned to the United States on October 4, and released a statement through her attorney, Matthew Lombard.
“I am devastated by the deaths and injuries that have occurred,” Lombard said on behalf of Danley. “I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. I loved him and hoped to have a quiet future with him. He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood as a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen,” Lombard said.
It is possible that Danley has ties to radical Islam. The Philippines is a hotbed for terrorist activity. Dispatch logs released by the LVMPD show that Danley had at least one social media connection with ties Islamic jihad:
ISIS threatened specifically threatened to target an open-air event in Las Vegas twice in the months leading up to the shooting, and took credit for the attack four times in their official media outlet, Amaq. A former FBI counter-terrorism analyst told Big League Politics that ISIS has never claimed an attack in Amaq that they did not commit.
Interestingly, Matthew Lombard is the same attorney who represented Terry Nichols, the accomplice of Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing. Nichols has ties to radical jihad, having spent time with famed terrorist and 1993 World Trade Center Bomber, Ramzi Yousef. The two likely met in Cebu City, Philippines.
“The strongest evidence [that Ramzi and Nichols met] lies in a visit to the Philippines by Nichols from November 1994 through January 1995. While he and Timothy McVeigh were in the thick of planning the Oklahoma City bombing, Nichols simply stopped. He dropped everything and went to the Philippines, on a trip he believed was more dangerous than what he was doing in the U.S.
When he arrived in the Philippines, Nichols showed up unannounced on the campus of Southwestern University, a Cebu City college with a strong Islamic fundamentalist movement where his wife was attending classes.
Yousef visited the campus during Nichols’ visit. One Yousef accomplice made phone calls to a friend on campus during the same period. Two more al Qaeda operatives may be linked to a Cebu lumberyard where Nichols and his wife used the phone.
According to his visa records and trial testimony, Nichols was scheduled to return to the U.S. on January 21, 1995, the same day Ramzi Yousef hoped to bomb almost a dozen U.S.-bound airliners simultaneously and possibly crash a hijacked airplane into the Pentagon or CIA headquarters.”
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Danley was originally a person of interest in the case, but was quickly cleared by the LVMPD.
She was born in the Philippines and is an Australian citizen. Two of her sisters still live in Australia. She moved to the United States in 1989, and was previously married to Geary Danley, who now lives in Arkansas.
The former couple married in Las Vegas in 1990, according to Washoe County records. They separated in the 1990’s, but divorced years later in February, 2015. Ms. Danley moved to Nevada in 2003. Danley was already living in a condo owned by Paddock in downtown Reno during the divorce. Paddock sold the condominium in December 2016.
Little else is known about Marilou Danley. According to her now-deleted LinkedIn, she worked as a high-limit hostess at the Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa. What else does she know about the shooting? Does she have significant ties to radical Islam? Is she connected to any of the other major players in the Las Vegas Massacre?
Questions about Danley abound, and will likely never be answered by the LVMPD. Stay tuned for more eye-opening revelations in Big League Politics’ Las Vegas exposé in the upcoming weeks.
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